Milwaukee Slip and Fall Attorney
Slip and fall accidents can and very often do lead to severe injuries including head and brain injury, broken bones, and ligament damage. Often, falls like these are the result of a dangerous condition on a property, such as broken or loose handrails, slippery flooring, inadequate lighting, or uneven staircases.
If an irresponsible or negligent property owner is responsible for your slip and fall injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. At Mingo & Yankala, S.C., our premises liability lawyer can help. Call today for a free and confidential case evaluation. We can conduct a thorough investigation into the incident and help you recover the financial compensation you need and deserve.
Who is Liable in Slip and Fall Accidents in Milwaukee?
Every slip and fall accident claim is different. However, when a person slips, trips, and falls as a result of a dangerous condition, the property owner is often found to share fault for the victim’s injuries. In Wisconsin, property owners are required by law to keep their properties reasonably safe for visitors under the “Safe Place Statute”. The safe place statute imposes a heightened duty on owners of public buildings to construct, repair, and maintain their buildings safely. The statute does not address negligent acts; instead, it addresses unsafe property conditions.
There are a number of different unsafe property conditions that can lead to a serious injury as a result of a slip, trip and fall, including
- Wet flooring
- Uneven or loose flooring
- Loose handrails
- Missing floor tiles
- Broken lights or a complete lack of lighting
- Obstacles that create trip hazards
Depending upon the circumstances of the incident, you may have a claim. It is important to remember that the business or property owner could have reasonably known about the issue and failed to fix it. To establish liability, your attorney will need to prove that:
- you were a welcome visitor to the property
- a dangerous condition existed on the property
- the owner of the property was aware of the condition and had an opportunity to fix or remedy the condition
- the dangerous condition led to your injuries.
If it can be proven that a building owner is liable for your injuries, they may be responsible for compensating you for your losses. Compensable losses in slip and fall cases include pain and suffering, past and future medical expenses, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, and many others.
Common Injuries in Slip & Fall Cases
Despite having a reputation as minor incidents, slips and falls can result in severe injuries. Victims can suffer injury to their upper and lower extremities such as torn ligaments, fractures, and dislocations. If a victim is unable to brace themselves with their arms for a fall, they can suffer serious head or brain injury, neck or spinal cord injury, or internal injuries.
Get Help From a Milwaukee Slip and Fall Lawyer
If you have been injured after a fall on public property, it is in your best interests to speak with a personal injury attorney. At Mingo & Yankala, S.C., our Milwaukee slip and fall accident attorneys can help. Call us today at 414-273-7400 for a free and confidential case evaluation when you are ready to move forward with your case.